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The Rolling Stone Environmental Reader
     

The Rolling Stone Environmental Reader

by John Lagana (Contribution by), Jann Wenner (Foreword by), Sid Holt (Contribution by), Howard Cohn (Contribution by)
 

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<p>Now for the first time, the best of Rolling Stone's environmental essays are gathered together in a single volume, The Rolling Stone Environmental Reader. Written by leading journalists and environmentalists, topics discussed include media coverage of environmental issues, the US government crisis, and the implications of the wholesale destruction of the rain

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<p>Now for the first time, the best of Rolling Stone's environmental essays are gathered together in a single volume, The Rolling Stone Environmental Reader. Written by leading journalists and environmentalists, topics discussed include media coverage of environmental issues, the US government crisis, and the implications of the wholesale destruction of the rain forests. This volume clearly demonstrates why Rolling Stone has been and continues to be one of America's most thought-provoking and influential magazines, and provides valuable insight into the past and future of the environmental crisis.

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Library Journal
It's hard to believe that just 25 years ago Rolling Stone began life as a small alternative magazine in a San Francisco loft. Today, it's noted not only for its rock-and-roll stories but also for its incisive, in-depth coverage of serious issues. This collection gathers the best of Rolling Stone 's ``green'' articles, written by such noted journalists and environmentalists as William Greider, P.J. O'Rourke, and Bill McKibben. Divided into six sections, the reader offers provocative perspectives on various environmental problems. McKibben's fascinating ``Milken, Junk Bonds, and Raping Redwoods'' recounts the little-known but devastating effects one junk bond deal had on California's redwood forests. Tom Horton's powerful ``Paradise Lost'' examines in extensive detail the causes and consequences of the Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska. However, some of the essays are weaker than others. Tom Hayden's ``Rain Forest Journal'' is an account of his travels to the celebrity-infested Amazon jungle, where he encounters fellow celebrity Tom Brokaw. Still, this collection will appeal to readers interested in a general overview of ecological issues. Recommended for most libraries.-- Wilda Williams, ``Library Journal''
Booknews
The best environmental writing from Rolling stone magazine, as some of America's most popular and incisive observers of contemporary society investigate its treatment of the environment. Contributors include William Greider, Bill McKibben, Tom Hayden, Howard Kohn, and (the limply illiberal) P.J. O'Rourke. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781559631662
Publisher:
Island Press
Publication date:
05/01/1992
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
279
Product dimensions:
6.03(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.76(d)

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